Kristin Vekasi

Kristin VekasiAssistant Professor-Political Science and School of Policy & International Affairs
PhD, MA University of Wisconsin, Madison
111 North Stevens
207. 581.1879
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Kristin Vekasi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine. Her research interests focus on international political economy, and the dynamics of political conflict, foreign direct investment, and nationalism. She specializes in Northeast Asia, and has spent years conducting research in both China and Japan. Her current research looks at how Japanese multinational corporations mitigate political risk in China.

Professor Vekasi received her PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2014. Prior to joining the faculty at University of Maine, she taught at New College of Florida, was a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo and a Fulbright Fellow at Tohoku University.

Curriculum Vitae

Fall 2019 Office Hours:

Fall 2019 Courses:

  • POS 376-Politics of the Global Economy. 
  • SPI 501-Research Methods & Design.